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QS Ranking 7th in Arts &Design 2019

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

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Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

News

Academy of Finland's profile funding 2019, photo Mikko Raskinen
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto granted EUR 10.4 million for profiling by Academy of Finland

Aalto University’s application was ranked number one by the international peer expert panel.
Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto
Research & Art Published:

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.
Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä, professorit Mario Di Francesco, Pekka Malo, Sofia Pantouvaki, Jussi Rintanen ja Hong-Linh Truong sekä provosti Kristiina Mäkelä. Kuva Erica Nyholm / Aalto-yliopisto
Research & Art Published:

From costume design to the right kind of AI – new installation talks now available on video

Aalto's newly tenured professors gave their installation talks 24 April.
Moodboard made with AI inspiration
Research & Art Published:

Collaborative AI provides inspiration for designers

A new AI approach helps design practitioners to explore visual ideas
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.
Learn more about our study programmes

Students working at a laptop

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
Aalto Festival /Aalto University / Illustration by Anna Muchenikova
Other

Aalto Festival

Starting on 8 May, Aalto University showcases talent in seminars, parties, lectures and exhibitions during Aalto Festival 2019. Welcome to the events!
Final Show
Exhibitions and fairs

Design for Government 2019 Final Show

Interested in new and proactive ways of policy-making and public service-provision? What happens when multidisciplinary student teams take on policy design challenges? The 2019 Spring Final Show of the Design for Government course will showcase some inspiring examples! Highly-committed and talented student teams will present their research and proposals developed during the 14-week course addressing challenging project briefs commissioned from within the Finnish government.
Image: Taneli Luotoniemi.
Exhibitions and fairs

IN TRANSITION - Mathematics and Art student exhibition at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition showcases student work from the Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Aalto University, Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Aalto Arts and Design Cases
Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Thu 7.45-21.00, Fri 7.45-20.00

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

Updated 15.5.2019
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